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Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Everyone, but more specifically people how don't trust internet sources in general.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

Any language. Probably english as the main one.

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and mainstream media in general.

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
They would benefit just like all readers are but now they will have a confirmation of a well known person that what they are reading is correct.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

English, Spanish.

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

Online, probably Twitter.

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Now you will be able to read from Wikipedia and use it in your work or personal life knowing that your sources are confirmed by an expert in the subject.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Increased use in debates. The use of wikipedia as something to be proud of in essays and other projects in college or high school.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
Probably help from the Wikipedia Developers to implement a new part in each article that shows who confirmed the article and a link to their profile so you know who they are and if you should trust them. People with contacts with debaters like Destiny in or other like him are also needed.

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About the idea creator[edit]

I'm just a developer. I don't have much experience writing for wikipedia but I've been a reader for a long time.



  • Y'ello Save Victor Osei Kuffour-Kebe (talk) 13:49, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • It is quite important to know that the information consulted is absolutely certain, and it is necessary for wikipedia to have a stronger critical apparatus. As a researcher, one has to have historical references, texts revised by experts, and more formality. Brouwer07 (talk) 22:13, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

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